Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of October 12, 2015 to October 16, 2015 (Wk6)

"Membership Has Its Privileges - Building A Strong Foundation”


  • Lesson Plans are non-negotiable – Lesson plans must be submitted weekly using the new RPS format – UBD model – Lesson plans are a clear picture of Teaching and Learning opportunities in your class
  • Reminder to all teachers - please ensure that you are using your Daily Attendance Logs to keep documentation of your back up attendance. More Logs are available at your request.
  • Don't forget to return to Mrs. Murray your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • NEW Announcement Form! All announcements must be submitted electronically. Click on the link above. Announcements must be submitted the day before they are expected to be read.
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information


Attendance

Attendance will start 1st DAY! Remember to only use the attendance on the home page of ASPEN. Mark students absent who are not present the 1st day. The system will turn them into NO Shows.

Teachers are reminded that Daily Attendance is to be taken in ASPEN within the first 15 minutes of class each period. Usage of the Daily Attendance Logs is not an option, it is mandated per the Code of Virginia - § 22.1-259.


ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE


To ensure we get the most benefit out of this initiative, please keep in mind the following reminders:


  • Tickets are to be handed out only to those students who have arrived to their first period of the day on time.
  • Do not give out tickets for any other reason. This is strictly an attendance incentive, behavior/academic rewards can be done separately at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Do not allow students to leave class to deposit attendance tickets, they should only be deposited during hall passing.
  • Please remind students to write their names on the back of each ticket. (yes, some will still forget, we know..)


Like any system, consistency and continuity are key. It's important that we have 100% compliance on this. If you have a 1st or 2nd period class, please participate fully, anything less will greatly reduce the effectiveness of this program.


If you need more tickets (or never received them in the first place) please let Mr. Carvalhaes know ASAP.


Security Reminders


  • All staff must wear their RPS ID at all times
  • Always lock up all personal items
  • DO NOT give studentsbuilding keys for any reason.
  • DO NOT open doors for staff. Side entrance will be locked by 8 AM each day. After 8 AM only use the front door entrance.
  • Restricted Movement means Restricted Movement! No one is to move when a Restricted Movement Notice has been given. Students nor staff are permitted to be in the hall way. It is for your safety!
  • DO NOT purchase snacks for students out of the vending machines. The Vending Machines in room 118 have been relocated to teacher work room.
  • DO NOT block a door if a students is trying to leave. Dial 501 to alert security.
  • DO NOT encourage students to leave you room. If you need a student removed, alert security.
  • DO NOT deny students entrance into class if they are late.
  • Please place notification on your door if you are relocating your classroom.
  • Follow the 30/30 rule, always!
  • Remember NO lunch starts at the bell!



Strengthening the Craft of Teaching and Learning


English


VDOE English SOL Resources


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis


Text Dependent Questions: Sample Question Starters


Prompts for Text Dependent Questions



Science


VDOE Science Spring 2014 Instructional Guidance based on Student Performance


VDOE Earth Science Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instr. Guidance


VDOE Biology Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance


VDOE Chemistry Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance



Math


VDOE Algebra I Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Geometry Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Algebra II Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis



History


VDOE North America Geographic Regions


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions with Counties


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions of Virginia Outline


VDOE CTE Career Clusters

"100 and 80" days to make a difference in the lives of our students"

Monday - October 12, 2015


NWEA MAP Testing - Select Classes


Day 1: All 10th and 11th grade English classes will complete the pre-administration session in the library during their respective class periods


Bell Schedule for this week - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Weekly 90 Minute Professional Development - Check with Department Chair- 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Staff Test Administrators will be trained during the 8th period


Boys' Volleyball travels to John Marshall for a 6:00 p.m. match


Tuesday October 13, 2015


Leadership Team Meeting - Room 234 --8:30 a.m.- 9:35 a.m.


NWEA MAP Testing - Select Classes


Day 2: All 10th and 11th grade English classes will complete the pre-administration session in the library during their respective class periods


Bell Schedule for this week - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM


1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Wildcat Volleyball is at Varina. Boys play at 6:00 p.m. and Girls play at 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday October 14, 2015


PSAT - Click on link below for details (link updated) - all 10th and 11th grade students


NWEA MAP Testing - Select Classes


*********Adjusted Bell Schedule - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 11:10 AM 1st Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM


1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal



Thursday October 15, 2015


NWEA MAP Testing - Select Classes


*********Adjusted lunch Bell Schedule - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 12:35 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:25 AM – 11:50 AM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:10 PM – 12:35PM


12:40 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Earthquake Drill 10:15 a.m. - see link below


Senior Installation 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m


Wildcat JV Football travels to Patrick Henry. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.



Friday October 16, 2015


7:35 AM – 7:55 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:25 AM 1st Block

9:30 AM -11:00 AM 2nd Block

11:05 AM – 12:45 PM 3rd Block


12:45 PM Student Dismissal


Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:20 PM – 11:45 PM


1st Floor Instructional Time: 11:05 AM – 11:20 PM, 11:50 PM – 12:45 PM


Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:20 PM – 12:45 PM


2nd Floor Instructional Time:11:05 AM – 12:20 PM


1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Professional Development - Media Center - Bring a Copy of Your Current Lesson Plan


5-5-5 Call Logs

DC: C Planning Meeting Agenda

DATA: Unit Assessment #2


Wildcat Football hosts Patrick Henry at 7:00 p.m.



Saturday - October 17, 2015


#HandsOnDay - Volunteers will be creating a "Senior Cafe" at Armstrong High School on Saturday, October 17th from 9am-1pm!


Wildcat Cross Country competes in the MileStat Invitational at Pole Green Park at 9:00 a.m.

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please email me at your earliest convenience.


As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!

Concerns and Updates


  • If you have a club or group interested in participating in the Homecoming Parade on October 30, please send Mrs. Murray an email to receive an entry form. Also if you belong to or know of any outside clubs or a graduating class that might be interested please let Mrs. Murray know.
  • Senior Portraits by our very own Mr. Hockaday and the Yearbook student staff members - Armstrong Auditorium - select times 1st, 2nd, and 6th period
  • Make contact will all parents on your class rosters - informing them that Interim Reports are coming home on Thursday - to this end all parents should hear from multiple teachers prior to Thursday
  • NWEA MAP assessments for 9 English and Algebra I Classes - during the diagnostic assessment window, from Sept. 18 - Oct 16 - schedule forthcoming
  • Enrichment Period begins the week of September 21st - begin planning for the 45 minute enrichment
  • Seniors must take the SAT before January because of the new SAT scheduled for March. Any seniors taking the SAT in March will NOT have scores back until May
  • update--Armstrong has been selected to participate in the 2015-16 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) - select classes - October 26th - 2nd period- additional information forthcoming
  • PSAT - October 14th - sophomores and juniors
  • Senior Class Installation - October 15th - Armstrong High School -
  • October 16 Early Dismissal for Students/PD Day
  • Term Grad Writing Assessment - Multiple Choice October 20th - Prompt October 21st - October 22 makeup
  • JROTC Blood Drive - Auditorium - October 21, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m
  • October 19 - 23, 2015 - Fall SOL End of Course Writing Assessment - Re-testers and Term Grad
  • Homecoming 2015 - Restore the Roar - Celebrating 150 years - October 26th - 30th
  • November 3, 2015 - City-Wide Professional Development
  • Gang Awareness School Assemblies grades 9-12 - parent meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Attempt for Term Grads -Fall SOL End of Course Writing Assessment - November 16 - 24, 2015
  • The JROTC Military Department will host its annual Veterans Day program- November 10, 2015
  • Graduation - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 -- 7:00 p.m. Armstrong Altria Theater
  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Please be mindful of the students that rotate out of your class with or without a pass. All students must be given a pass to exit your classroom. Hall walkers should not be given an exit ticket out of your room.
  • It is imperative that the Faculty and Staff adhere to all due dates and meeting times.
  • Make sure student attendance is taken in every class.
  • Please make sure you are honoring the 30/30 time frame.
  • All teachers are expected to stand at their door during the change of class.
  • Please encourage students to move along quickly. We all must communicate the same message to these young people.
  • Thank you for all of your hard work!
VUU Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Virginia Union University flyer regarding the Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Program of Studies

RPS Student-Teacher Verification Form Fall 2015

This Verification form is to be completed by the cooperating teachers for FALL student teachers. The Verification form for the first placement is due on Friday, October 23, 2015.

October/November Quick Glance Due Dates

Google Doc of October & November Due Dates. Can ONLY be accessed from @richmond.k12.va.us accounts.

Daily Announcement Form

Want to submit a Daily Announcement? Click this button! Requests must be submitted a day in advance.

Google Docs Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Google Docs, this is the Google Doc to make a copy of and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Google Drive Overview

Important information to remember when using Google Drive

Microsoft Word Doc Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Microsoft Word, this the the Word Doc to download and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Lesson Plan Guided Notes

A quick reference for the lesson plan format.

5-5-5 Parent Call Logs

Due every Friday to document parent contact. 5 minute calls for 5 students every 5 days.

Common Planning Meeting Agenda Notes Template

Due every Friday to Department Chairs to document weekly common planning meetings.

ASPEN HOW TO: Access Students' SOL Scores

AHS Quick Glance Document to assist in finding your students' previous SOL scores. Use this to ascertain their background knowledge to better assist them to succeed!

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY eBOOK

Click to access the professional library of resources!

Article: Building Capacity

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Article: School to Prison Pipeline

Click to access article in pdf format